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2017-18 School Year Registration
Registration for the 2017-18 school year is by appointment only. Please bring your completed registration forms. Note that there is limited availability for the walking program from Franklin and Maya Lin elementary schools; and limited space for driving transportation from Nea, Ruby Bridges and Paden elementary schools. We are picking up 4th and 5th grade girls from Wood for the 2017-18 school year.

Download Registration Forms, the Fee Table & Payment Schedule, and FAQs. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Girls Program Director, Natalie Duarte, with questions or to set up your registration appointment.

Teen Program 2017-2018

Eureka!
Eureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer (years 1-4) and additional sessions throughout the school year. The next enrollment period will begin in January 2019. To learn more, download the Eureka! Program brochure.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Passport to Success
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up for their very own Passport to Success! Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of five workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. To learn more, download the Passport to Success brochure.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Alameda Island Kids

Alameda Island Kids logoAlameda Island Kids Update: For the 2017-18 school year, we are currently running AIK programs at five school sites: Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, and Otis. No new AIK program was able to open for the 2017-18 school year to make up for the closure of AIK Lum. We are working where possible to expand our AIK program to accept our many wait-listed families. Please contact the AIK site director at your school for availability updates.

Alameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981 We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at six elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, Lum, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult. For more information, visit our Alameda Island Kids page.

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Women Who Dare

Please save the date and join us for our 19th Annual Hats Off to strong, smart, and bold Women Who Dare luncheon to be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center.

Girls from our Best Foot Forward program will co-host this empowering event as we celebrate and honor the tremendous work of exceptional women and teen role models who truly exemplify strong, smart, and bold.

Learn more about Women Who Dare 2018.

Check out GRUFF,
one of our newest and most popular Girls Programs

GRUFF, Girls Reading to Understanding Furry Friends, is a fun and innovative reading literacy program in partnership with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). It provides girls the opportunity to practice reading in a non-judgmental environment while helping to socialize shelter animals. GRUFF was featured on KTVU Fox 2's Bay Area People with Claudine Wong. View the segment here.

GRUFF Girls - KTVU